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20 January, 2022
 
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Reference Hospital’s capacity at 96%

81% of hospitalized patients not vaccinated

Source: CNA

The capacity of Famagusta General Hospital, which operates as the Reference Hospital for COVID-19, climbed to 96%, Amalia Hadjiyianni, the Hospital's Scientific Director told the Cyprus News Agency, adding that 81% of the hospitalized patients are not vaccinated.

The health official said that ‘’today 67 patients are being treated at Famagusta General Hospital, of whom 13 are in the Increased Care Unit.  The median age of patients is 63 years, the youngest being 31 and the oldest 93. Both of them are unvaccinated".

Hadjiyianni also noted that, although the number of admissions increased in recent days, double the number of discharges, it seemed to even out on Wednesday as there were eight admissions and seven discharges.

Referring to Larnaca General Hospital, the director said that 35 COVID-19 patients were being treated, of which five are in the Increased Care Unit. In addition,127 people who tested positive for the virus are staying at the Eden rehabilitation center in Tersefanou before their release in ten days’ time.

An additional 25 people are being treated in the post-Covid ward, the health official said.

She added that due to the Omicron variant, there were over 20 cases detected among Reference Hospital staff, but despite the steep rise in the number of patients, things are under control thanks to the staff’s efficiency, she explained.

Regarding vaccinations in the Famagusta district, Hadjiyianni pointed out that they have been ongoing at a fast pace and that vaccination centers are working hard to assist those who want to be vaccinated, including children over five years of age.

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